Justin Rowan

2019 Round Top Music Festival

Trumpet
Cleveland Heights, OH
Cleveland Institute of Music
Justin Rowan, from Atlanta, is an eclectic musician with a wide palate of skills to offer. He has played in numerous orchestras and under numerous batons across the country, including a recent performance of Mahler's second symphony with Gustavo Dudamel and the Music Academy of the West. Justin completed his Master of Music in 2017 under the tutelage of Cleveland Orchestra trumpeters Michael Sachs and Michael Miller. While attending CIM, Rowan was awarded the Bernard Adelstein Prize for Trumpet (named for the former principal of the Cleveland Orchestra) and the Dr. and Mrs. Wu Memorial award for trumpet. Rowan completed his undergraduate studies under Tom Hooten, Jennifer Marotta, and Karin Bliznik and Kennesaw State University.

Rowan is an active and avid educator. He is currently serving as Professor of Trumpet and Music Theory at Notre Dame College of Ohio. He also served as an instructional trumpet specialist for the seven-time world champion Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps in 2016 and 2017.

When he is not performing and teaching, Rowan also works as a brass repair assistant and is an avid baseball fan.